Board Meeting Summary – June 1, 2021

SWMTU Board Meeting

Here’s a summary of the June 1, 2021 board meeting of Schrems West Michigan Trout Unlimited …

Rogue River Home Rivers Initiative

A Rain Garden has been installed at the Crestwood Elementary School with the help of 180 students and 30 volunteers from Archival Brewing.

A nature pond buffer has been installed at the Grant Christian School with the help of 60 students.
Trees have been planted at Grand Christian School and East Rockford Middle School.


Coldwater River – recent water samplings have shown high level numbers of Ecoli in the Coldwater and Duck Creek. These numbers may be reflective of low water levels and lack of rain.

Buck Creek – work begins on June 7 with the construction of a Rain Garden between the parking lot of the Grandville Middle School and Buck Creek.

Prairie Creek – Approval of the board for funds for work that includes log jam removal, fish shocking, data recovery and analysis, habitat mapping, and macroinvertebrate sampling.

Upcoming Events

Camp Wa Wa Sum – this year’s weekend at Camp Wa Wa Sum on the AuSable River in Grayling is June 17-20. Full capacity has already been reached.

Cast and Blast – this years gathering with our fellow partners, Ruffed Grouse Society, is Wednesday, July 14 at the Kent County Conservation League. Details to follow on the Schrems website.

Camp Newaygo – Schrems will be supporting a STREAM Girls event on Wednesday, June 30 and Wednesday, July 7 for middle school-age girls, with instruction and hands-on participation in fly fishing, at Camp Newaygo.

Schrems Annual Fundraising Banquet – a new date of TUESDAY, JANUARY 11, 2022 for our annual fundraising banquet at the Watermark Country Club. We look forward to finally being able to gather in person and for this worthwhile and enjoyable event.

Wednesday, September 8 – Friday, September 10, 2021
This worthwhile 3 day event is for men with any form of cancer. It combines fly fishing and “courageous conversations,” facilitated by counseling professionals, to foster communication and the sharing of life stories. No experience in fly fishing is needed. It includes all meals, lodging and fly fishing equipment. It is held at Ranch Rudolf outside Traverse City on the Boardman River. If anyone is interested in more information please contact Schrems board member Larry Risbridger at 616.690.0692 or the website. There is a maximum of 14 participants, if you or someone you know is interested, please contact us.

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